6 sacred spirits most revered by Haitian and African Voodoo believers

Farida Dawkins September 19, 2018

An illustration of Damballa…MSU


The Dambala is a spirit celebrated in Haitian Voudoun and Folk Catholicism.

The Damballa, Damballah or Danbala is considered the initial creator of life and the Sky Father.

He rules over intellect, mind and planetary balance.

As the serpent spirit, he formulated the cosmos by using 7,000 coils to form the stars, planet, hills and valleys. When he shed his skin, he created all bodies of water on the earth.

Danballa is married to Ayida-Weddo, and Erzulie Freda is his concubine.


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